Tag: Sammy Swindell

Checkered Past

Checkered Past: Indoor Outlaws

Outlaws built the Chili Bowl. Sure it was Emmett Hahn’s brilliant idea to create the world’s greatest indoor track but he required Outlaws to fill his hometown oil expo. Hahn had no business with Sammy Swindell or Doug Wolfgang prior to the first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals but Lanny Edwards did. Lanny and Beverly Edwards

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Sprint Cars

ONE AND ONLY CLASS: Star-studded Field Of Drivers Set For Historic Knoxville Weekend

Seventy drivers from 16 states and three countries will come together at Knoxville Raceway for “The One and Only” to make history with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Aug. 13-15. Among them include reigning Series champion Brad Sweet, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, 2019 Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel, motorsports-star

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Checkered Past

Checkered Past: Seven Seasons of Sam

Sammy Swindell is an international treasure that rivals have buried both figuratively and professionally. Public relations were always an Achilles Heel and why his Simpson Safety shoes never took root at the Indianapolis 500 or Daytona 500. No one ever questioned his talent or acumen. Sammy would have modified and mastered those machines just as

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News

It’s Bristol, baby! DIRTVision Watch Party Big Hit with Fans

CONCORD, NC — Two of the most talked about race weekends in World of Outlaws history are the 2000 and 2001 events at Bristol Motor Speedway, which was covered in dirt. On Saturday night, DIRTVision presented by Drydene replayed the events as part of its weekly Fast Pass Friday and Saturday Watch Parties, and fans

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Checkered Past

Checkered Past: An Introduction

I knew this World of Outlaws thing would stick. Sure, anyone can say that now, 41 years after “The Greatest Show On Dirt” lifted its curtain. But the sprint car climate of 1978 was very ready for a roving salesman from Wichita Falls, Texas named Ted Johnson. Critics later argued that his World of Outlaws

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Sprint Cars

Ageless Sammy Swindell Continues Adding Chapters to His Sprint Car Career

ELDON, MO – There’s no stopping 63-year-old Sammy Swindell. While several race car drivers are retiring in their 40s or 50s, Swindell continues to climb behind the wheel of 900hp Sprint Cars without hesitation. “It’s all I’ve ever done,” Swindell said. The Germantown, Tenn. native is an original outlaw. He ran in the World of

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